Summary: I could go on about the technical capabilities of this camera for nearly forever, but I feel as though it's well covered and documented already. With that said, I will tell you that the RX1 is an incredible camera. The image quality is unbeatable, especially considering it's form factor.
Summary: It's an incredible little camera - very small, sharp at all apertures, superb low light performance, great ergonomics, plenty of unheard-of (by me) useful features (like multi-exposure noise reduction), and very easy and intuitive to configure. I'm impressed by the depth of thinking of its designers. The only problem I could find is short battery life, but I have to live with it. These summarize my experience during the few weeks that I'm shooting with it.
Summary: This is an enthusiastic review. This camera is fabulous. I bought it to replace my point and shoot (that I had to give to my daughter, to take picture of a new granddaughter). Good fortune all around. The build of this camera is somehow both solid as a rock and jewel like. I usually shoot with large DSLR. But in a recent urban experience it was not going to be possible to lug a D4 and tripod around. This fits in a jacket pocket. It is unobtrusive.
Summary: The RX1 is one or the best full frame sensor 35mm camera under $10k. The only thing that didn't work for me was that in low light it tried to focus and re focus and sometimes just went crazy. I am sure there is a way to override that feature. I just didn't have the camera for to long to find out.
Summary: This camera Features the perfect combination for street Photography a full frame sensor and a 35mm F2 lens. This camera takes amazing Ansel Adams type photos. It is great for taking pictures of people and scenary. Great for nature photos. Has a telephoto mode so you can digitally zoom also. Also has APS Crop mode which is nice at times when you can't get too close. The pictures this takes are fantastic. They also have a nice viewfinder attachment which is nice.
Summary: If you are reading this review then you probably already know about the RX1r, so no need to give all the details because you can simply read that in the description. What I will be putting here would be my thoughts of the product in terms of performance, ergonomics, and ease of use. To start off, I have not used the RX1 before so it's really hard for me to have any objective findings to differentiate this from the previous model.
Summary: My only complaints are the usual....fixed lens requires zooming with your feet, but once you get a feel for the focal length it comes easily. I have not done a ton of shooting in low light, but have not really had major issues with slow AF. IQ is outstanding. Battery life is not too good. IMO, the EVF is an absolute must. I love the camera. The next iteration may be worth waiting for, though, given the high price.
Summary: So I call my RX-1 "The Terminator" Yes it the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the point and shoot world. It leaves the other P&S cameras laying in a waste land. Plus this is the most fun I have had with a camera in a long time. I have had it just a few short weeks and am still being amazed at the pictures it produces. High ISO images will knock your socks off. When I first received the camera I was struck at just how small it was.
Pros: Small size, amazing image quality, Carl Zeiss lens, silent shutter, ease of use, just plain fun
Cons: slow focus in low light, Leica pricing on accessories, high price, manual focus with the LCD, battery life.
Summary: For EVER the compromise has been "take the big DSLR + lenses on the trip" OR "get subpar shots with a point & shoot or your phone or something. If you aren't shooting a ton of motion (kids flying around, sports, birds in the distance, etc), this is the only camera you need. TRUE full frame quality from an amazing sensor & Zeiss lens combo. I know.